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Metrolink begins PTC revenue service demonstration
Metrolink has begun a Positive Train Control (PTC) revenue service demonstration (RSD) under the authority of BNSF in California. Metrolink operated PTC RSD on Orange County Line train 686 February…
NTSB issues recommendations to Metro-North regarding use of recorders and speed signs
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a series of safety recommendations to Metro-North Railroad calling for the use of inward and outward facing audio and image recorders and the…
Details of Canada's 10-year infrastructure plan unveiled
Prime Minister Stephen Harper released important details on the New Building Canada Plan, including support that will ensure small communities have stable, long-term access to funding for vital infrastructure projects.
The T Board names new president
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) has named Paul J Ballard president and chief executive officer, effective April 14.
LACMTA and Caltrans to hold a High Desert Corridor Rail webcast
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are hosting a live webinar to discuss the High Desert Corridor's (HDC) potential rail component…
Site clearing work begins on Caltrain's San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project
In the San Francisco area, a vegetation removal crew has started initial site clearing work along four Caltrain crossings as part of its San Mateo Bridge Replacement Project.
Tutor Perini awarded two MTA East Side Access contracts
Tutor Perini Corporation has been awarded two contracts by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for portions of the East Side Access (ESA) project, collectively valued at approximately $844…
Ontario awards funds for GO station improvements
The province of Ontario, Canada, is making CA$5 million (US$ 4.5 million) in upgrades to the Etobicoke North GO Station, which will include extending the platform to accommodate 12-car trains;…
PATH lays out plan for PTC work
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. (PATH) says it is on track to meet the federal government's December 2015 deadline for implementing positive train control (PTC) with work to begin on February…
TriMet and union still spar, while CN and TCRC-CTY reach new agreement
In Portland, Ore., TriMet is requesting a mediator from the state's Employment Relations Board (ERB) after the agency and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) failed to reach an agreement on…
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